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Miscellaneous Richard Aldington Material from Eric Warman


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Title: Miscellaneous Richard Aldington Material from Eric Warman, 1929-1958Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 074

Primary Creator: Aldington, Richard, (1892-1962.)

Other Creators: Warman, Eric, collector.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Subjects: Aldington, Catherine, Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962

Forms of Material: Aldington, P.A.G. - Correspondence, Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962 - Correspondence, Forster, E.M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. - Correspondence

Languages: English, French, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This small collection of miscellaneous Richard Aldington material from Eric Warman contains copies of Aldington poems, the transcript of a speech, some correspondence, and newspaper clippings by and about Aldington.  The poetry includes a clipping of "Life Goes On" and typed manuscripts of "Eneug 1," "Eneug 2," and "Dortmunder," all by Richard Aldington, and "To My Father," written by Catha, Aldington's daughter.  The sheet music for a song, "She Is All So Slight," based on Aldington's poem "After Two Years," and the transcript of a speech to Anglo-American football teams are also here.

The majority of material in this collection consists of newspaper clippings, including a folder of book reviews and columns from The Sunday Referee and John O'London's Weekly (mainly written in the 1930's), and seven folders of reviews of Aldington works.  There are reviews in several different languages (English, French, German, etc.) of Death of a Hero, All Men Are Enemies, The Poems of Richard Aldington, and other books.  The collection also contains notes from an essay by Ezra Pound, "A Stray Document," and the transcript of his essay "A Few Don'ts" (Poetry, March 1913). 

There is very little correspondence in the collection (4 TLS, 1 ALS, 2 TCS).  The most significant letters, from Richard Aldington, P.A.G. Aldington, and E.M. Forster to Eric Warman, concern both personal and literary matters but do not discuss any of Aldington's works in detail.  The other two letters are short business letters regarding the use of Aldington's poem "After Two Years" as lyrics for a song by Elizabeth Poston.  One of the two Christmas cards from Aldington to Warman includes a photograph of Aldington's daughter.

Biographical Note

Richard Aldington was born in Hampshire in 1882. Educated at Dover College and London University he founded the "Egotist journal "in 1913. He joined the British Army and served on the Western Front in 1916-1918 where he was badly gassed.

After the war Aldington published several volumes of poetry including "Images" 1910-1915 (1915), "Images of War" (1919), "A Fool in the Forest" (1925) and "A Dream in Luxembourg" (1930). His successful novel, "Death of a Hero", was a psychological study of a young officer in the First World War. It was during this time that Aldington began exchanging letters with Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk, a writer, scholar, private printer,  poet, and exiled Polish artistocrat.

Aldington also wrote controversial biographies of the "Duke of Wellington" (1946) and "D. H. Lawrence "(1950) and an autobiography, "Life for Life's Sake" (1940). Richard Aldington died in 1962.

Subject/Index Terms

Aldington, Catherine
Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Related Materials: See also MSS 70

Preferred Citation: [Item], Miscellanous Richard Aldington material from Eric Warman, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 2: Aldington materialsAdd to your cart.

Letter, September 8, 1958, from Richard Aldington to Eric Warman; Two Christmas Cards, one enclosing a snapshot of Catha, Aldinton's daughter; A poem by Catha, "To my Father"; "She is All so Slight," a song based on one of Aldinton's poems; letter, September 14, 1945, from P.A.G. Aldington to Eric Warman;      Poem, "Life Goes On"  (published); poem, "Eneug 1"

Poem, "Eneug 2"

Poem, "Dortmunder"

Speech to Anglo-German Football Teams at Ypres, 1930; Letter, August 20, 1938, from E.M. Forster to Eric Warman

Folder 3: Articles by Richard Aldington, 1929 November -July 9Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles about Richard AldingtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Reviews of Death of a HeroAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Reviews of Roads to GloryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Reviews of Medallions, D.H. Lawrence, A Dream in Luxembourg, and Fifty Romance Lyric PoemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Reviews of The Colonel's Daughter, Last Straws, Love and the LuxembourgAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Reviews of All Men Are EnemiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Reviews of The Poems of Richard AldingtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Reviews of Women Must WorkAdd to your cart.

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